Commission recommendation of 23 July 2003 on guidelines for the development of national strategies and best practices to ensure the co-existence of genetically modified crops with conventional and organic farming. C(2003)
These guidelines are intended to help Member States to develop workable measures for co-existence in conformity with EU legislation. They set out the general principles and the technical and procedural aspects to be taken into account, and provide a list of possible actions that could be tailored for implementation at national or regional or local level. Co-existence refers to the ability of farmers to make a practical choice between conventional, organic and GM-crop production, in compliance with the legal obligations for labelling and/or purity standards. The guidelines stress that farmers should be able to choose the production type they prefer, without imposing the necessity to change already-established production patterns in the neighbourhood.
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Record Number: 5024 / Last updated on: 2003-07-25